27 July 2023
Fans are disappointed that Anderlecht have been so quiet in the transfer window thus far. Mr BadDragon has resisted the urge to splash the cash and will be taking the field with a side which is almost the same as the team which bowed out of the Champions League last season.
The consensus among pundits is that he has missed an opportunity to bring in a marque signing that will define his tenure and that this lack of ambition is disappointing. BadDragon himself has not commented on this speculation which has only served to fan the flames of discontent.
~Layer Cakes, Saudi FM News Network
What they haven’t considered is that I am happy with the side I have assembled. That being said I am still on the look out for players, however due to the home grown rules I perhaps will be better growing my own talent.
In any event it has been a good break, and we return fit , fresh and relatively injury free for the 2023/24 season.
Blow by Blow
“Benny Jets” is certainly making a name for himself.
He also picked up the golden boot award, and his 36 goals was a new club record.
Finally the board seemed to be happy with the performance.
Not surprisingly “Benny Jets” is the fan favourite.
The one surprise is that “Trickles” didn’t rate in the line-up. I am also going to look at why they like “Goolie” at AM(C).
A new feeder club for us.
Once again I am casting the net wide looking for youngsters who I can sign and develop.
“Jarhead” is a solid 3.5 star right and centre midfield player.
A solid 3.5 star Striker.
A nice 3.5 star potential centre-back
A 3.5 star centre-back
A 3.5 star left back.
A 3.5 star Striker.
Only a 2.5 star striker but was a free transfer with a 3K compensation package.
My existing Youth development guy was not doing it for me. This guy is much better.
We had a couple of scouts retire.
Time to replace them.
Finally we had room for a couple more coaches in the technical department.
Meet Vetter and Esposito
“Goolie” picked up a hammy strain, however it is more of a twinge so its not too bad.
“Mookee” joins “Goolie” on the treatment table and will miss selection for the Super Cup.
We had a good pre-season which included a Caribbean escape to battle Full Monty and Kool Kat.
We begin again with the Supercup against Charleroi followed by three league matches as take the first steps to defend our title.